Deputy Sheriff Harve Pace

Deputy Sheriff Harve Pace

Harlan County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, February 18, 1926

Harve Pace

Deputy Harve Pace succumbed to wounds sustained almost three months earlier when was shot while attempting to stop an escaping prisoner. Deputy Pace was struck in the abdomen, causing serious injuries.

The suspect was arrested following the initial shooting.

Deputy Pace was survived by his wife. He is buried in Straight Creek Cemetery, Bell County, Kentucky.

Deputy Pace's brother, Deputy Will Pace, had been shot and killed in the line of duty only two weeks prior to the shooting that fatally wounded Deputy Harve Pace. Deputy Will Pace also served with the Harlan County Sheriff's Office.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, December 1, 1925
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Arrested

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Deputy Sheriff Pace,
On today, the 92nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Harlan County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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February 18, 2018

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